Flora and fauna of the Athens County area, and occasionally habitats outside Ohio. Subject matter will consist of both interpretive material and taxonomic issues in plant and animal identification.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Scoopwings, Sackbearers, & Window-winged Moths
Scoopwings, Uraniidae (Epiplemidae), are a small family of moths that also resemble some Inchworms. There are only two species here. 7653 Calledapteryx dryopterata, the Brown Scoopwing. The wing edges are scalloped in this species. Rather than paying attention to the small stripes, I look for a dark patch at the base of the forewing, and one at the outer edge of the upper forewing section.